Outfit: Living In Colour

Larkspur Vintage | Outfit: Living In ColourIf I’m being honest, winter is my most dreaded season. Not because it’s really cold (I mean, I definitely don’t like that) but because the shorter days and lack of sun really do a number on my mental health (as it does for many). You guys know about my struggles with that, and you know last winter was an especially tough one for me (maybe you don’t, you can read about it here, if you want). However, I am in a very different place now – both physically and mentally – and with that comes a very strong desire to keep my spirits up when the sun is peacing on us way earlier in the day. I’ve been making a mental note of the things that make me feel good in the winter; a soak in the tub while watching a favourite show (that would be Parenthood right now), baking things I won’t eat all of, sewing (mostly in the way of repairing clothes that have holes in the armpits…how do I always do that!?), coffee in bed, reading a good book, going on a hike (albeit, dressed very warmly), laughing with good pals, putting on an adored song and dancing around my apartment (Blessings by Big Sean, im looking at you) and of course, a colourful outfit, much like the Mona dress I am wearing here. Maybe I often seem vapid because clothes are so important to me, but clothes are very much linked to the way I feel mentally. Putting in a little bit of effort actually makes me feel good inside, and that is something irreplaceable to me. Yesterday, I wasn’t feeling my best, it was dreary out and I was having a hard time willing myself to get things done, but when I put on this dress and stepped out of the house for a walk, my mood shifted and everything that was overwhelming me felt much smaller and easier to tackle. Sometimes all it takes is a change of scenery and a change of clothes.

Tell me about something you do in the winter to help keep you in a light-hearted mood. I’d love to hear and maybe add some to my list ❤ 
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Blouse: thrifted
Coat: vintage via TVCS
Ring c/o Good After Nine
Tights: old ballet tights
Shoes: Sylvie and Shimmy

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11 thoughts on “Outfit: Living In Colour

  1. kittenhood says:

    I’m not one for winters either, but I do like spending more time indoors, cooking, watching TV shows (cause they’re always on vacation in summer!), having mulled wine. There are a couple of seasonal perks, but I dread the cold and lack of sun and vegetation.

    Anyway, I love this Mona dress and how you styled it!

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  2. Jessie Link says:

    Lovely look! I too find that when my outfit is something I am proud of, I feel like I can accomplish a lot more. In winter I like to do a lot of the same things too! For me, cuddling up with a good book and listening to Sinatra always help to put me in a good mood.

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  3. Mona says:

    Gosh you are just perfect!
    You look so cute in that outfit. The dress is so perfect with your hair!
    I’m the same way about clothes. When I feel like my depression has the better of me I really don’t like to dress up, it’s like I don’t even have the energy to. But days when I’m happier I feel like my mood is improved by “dressing up”.
    Much love,
    Mona

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  4. Jamie Rose (Petite Panoply) says:

    Putting on an outfit I feel good in makes me feel happier too. It’s amazing what a good outfit can do! I definitely enjoy all the holiday foods and cold weather soups during the winter. It’s probably the best part of the season other than being able to wear tights and coats again.

    Anyway, I really love this dress and the sheer top layered underneath. Your shoes are fantastic too. Just a perfect outfit overall!

    Jamie | http://www.petitepanoply.com

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  5. Kitschy Chic says:

    Adorable dress! The saddest part about winter is the lack of sunshine into the wee hours of a late night. It just gives us so much more time to play and live life. And that is the probably a key – moving the time we live outside during those gorgeous spring, summer and fall months to the inside where the options are so much more limited. We always have a beautiful fire burning; sip lots of wine; cook great food; I work on my business; grow new designs; and sew. It helps to have an obsessive hobby.

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